Blue Wave Aquatics provides opportunities for adults to achieve success and build confidence in swimming at all skill levels through a variety of programs

Fee Schedule

Blue Wave Aquatics handles all swim team, swim lessons, and clinics payments through Club Assistant.

Adult Learn to Swim
Swim Lessons

Group Adult Learn To Swim (ALTS) lessons are offered on a regular basis with new sessions starting each month. ALTS is designed to teach non-swimmers basic immersion, breathing, freestyle stroke, and treading water. Classes are limited by USMS (United States Masters Swimming) rules to three swimmers per instructor. Participants must enroll for each session individually. Participants may attend one session of ALTS without a USMS membership. Participants who wish to attend additional sessions must register with USMS. Drop-ins and make-up classes are generally not available and must be arranged in advance with Head Coach Wendy Neely.

Private Lessons
Swim Lessons

Private lessons are scheduled with the Head Coach or Coach directly. It is up to the Coach when and where they offer private lessons. Please contact the Head Coach or Coach directly to schedule your private lessons. Coach information may be found on the Coach's page at Coaches.aspx.

Swim Team

Swim team rates are remaining the same as 2017. Fund raising events, such as Last Gasp of Summer, Swim Defiance and PNA Champs augment dues. Please support BWAQ fund raising events by volunteering and / or participating.

New Swimmer Trial and Discount

New swimmers are offered a 7 day trial at no charge. They must register online to receive the 7 day trial. Once registered the swimmer may attend any workout on the calendar for that week.
If the swimmer decides to join they will receive a 'new swimmer discount' of 50% for their first month's dues. Returning swimmers are not eligible for the 'new swimmer discount'.

Membership

Membership with Blue Wave Aquatics allows you to decide how many times per week you will swim or drop in when it is convenient for you.

Membership includes over 20 professionally coached workouts per week, entry in swim meets through USMS (United States Masters Swimming), and sponsor discounts on swim equipment, swim suits and clothing.

USMS Membership

Each swimmer, including swimmers using punch cards OR Adult Learn to Swim swimmers that have taken more than one session of lessons, is responsible for maintaining a current membership with United States Masters Swimming (USMS). This provides liability insurance for yourself and the team. You must register each year and pay the annual fee. Registration is available on the USMS, www.usms.org, or PNA (Pacific Northwest Association of Swimmers), www.swimpna.org, websites. You may also register for USMS when you login into the BWAQ team registration page.

Family Discount

Family discount is availabe for two family members (spouse, partner or adult child) living at the same address. The first family member will pay full rate and the second swimmer will receive a 25% discount. If rates are different for family members, the full rate applies to the swimmer with the highest rate. The family discount rate applies to Adult Learn to Swim classes.

If you qualify for the Family Discount, please contact Patti at treasurer@BlueWave-Aquatics.com, the change will take effect starting your next billing cycle. If you have been looking for incentive to get someone else in your home to swim, this is your opportunity!

Payment Options

  • Recurring credit / debit card is the preferred payment method. The monthly transaction will be made on the 1st of each month. Quarterly memberships will be processed on the first day of the calendar quarter (January, April, July and October). Credit or debit card transactions for annual memberships will be confirmed with the member prior to processing.
    Please remember to updated your card if it expires or is replaced. To update your credit or debit card login to your Club Assistant account and Edit Payment. Failed transactions are very time consuming for the membership coordinator. If failed transactions are not corrected by the 15th of the month, a $10.00 late fee will be charged.
  • Cash or Check payments are due on the 1st of the month. Make checks payable to to Blue Wave Aquatics or BWAQ. Please mail checks to:

    Blue Wave Aquatics
    PO Box 24083
    Federal Way WA 98093.

    Optionally, you may give cash/check to Coach Wendy or the Treasurer. The other coaches will no longer accept cash or checks.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). New in 2015 eft is similar to a check, but funds are electronically transferred between banks. Select payment type of 'check' in Club Assistant if you plan to pay with EFT. A service, POPmoney is offered by BECU. Check with your bank to find out what service they offer. Please contact the Treasurer at treasurer@BlueWave-Aquatics.com for the routing number and account number.

Late Payment Policy

Payments are due the 1st of each month. If payment is not received by the 15th of the month, a late fee of $10.00 will be assessed. If full payment is not received by the beginning of the following month, swimming privileges will be revoked. Invoices for all outstanding balances will be mailed the 10th of each month.

Adult Learn to Swim
Swim Lessons

Description Price
1 lesson per week, 4 lessons per session $62.00
Participants may attend one session of ALTS without a USMS membership. Participants who wish to attend additional sessions must register with USMS.

Private Lessons

Rates listed below are for a one hour private lesson. Instructor rate per hour: $60.00. If you are interested in private lessons with our Head Coach, please see the price grid below.

Private
1 Person
$60.00
Semi-Private
2 People
$80.00

Private Lessons (Head Coach)

Rates listed below are for a one hour private lesson. Instructor rate per hour: $100.00. If you are interested in private lessons with our Coaches, please see the price grid above.

Private
1 Person
$100.00

Swim Team: Standard Monthly Rates

Minimum - 1 swims per week $50.00
Basic - 2 swims per week $68.00
Unlimited - 3+ swims per week $80.00
Punch Card for 5 swims $65.00

Swim Team: Quarterly Rate

Minimum - 1 swims per week $143.00
Basic - 2 swims per week $194.00
Unlimited $228.00

Swim Team: Annual Rate

Minimum - 1 swims per week $570.00
Basic - 2 swims per week $770.00
Unlimited $900.00

Family Discount

Family discounts are available for two family members living at the same address. Please see 'family discount' for detailed information about eligibility and how to sign up for your family discount! Examples below are for basic and unlimited memberships with 2 family members. Please contact our Treasurer to see how much money your family can save!

Dues Paid Rate Savings
Minimum
1 swim per week for 2 swimmers
Monthly $87.50 $12.50
Quarterly $250.25 $35.75
Basic
2 swims per week for 2 swimmers
Monthly $119.00 $17.00
Quarterly $339.50 $48.50
Unlimited
Unlimited swims per week for 2 swimmers
Monthly $140.00 $20.00
Quarterly $399.00 $57.00

See our FORMS page for current written payment policy: Forms Page

Update or Cancel Account and Refund Policy

To cancel or change your member status, members MUST notify the Blue Wave Aquatics' Membership Coordinator BEFORE the end of the month. Please email the Membership Coordinator at membership@bluewave-aquatics.com. Requested changes will apply to the following month. For example, notification is required by January 31st to change / cancel February. Otherwise, you will be charged for the next month. This applies to all payment types (credit card, debit card, check, cash and EFT).

Refunds of dues may be requested for serious injury, illness or family emergencies only. Refunds require approval by the Board. No refunds will be given for Punch Cards. However, your punch card does not expire.

Julie Montiel Scholarship Fund

This scolarship fund was established in 2017 to help team members who are experiencing financial difficulty paying for swimming. The scholarship request form is available on our website. Normally, the scholarship request is for three months at 50% discount and may be renewed by submitting another request, if needed.

How to apply for the scholarship fund can be found on the Scholarship Fund page. All scholarship fund information is kept strictly confidential. All scholarship applications require Board approval.

Volunteer

Volunteer for Blue Wave Aquatics is a good way to keep monthly fees from increasing. Consider donating time / food / raffle items to PNA Champs in April, Swim Defiance in June and Last Gas of Summer in September.

Board Members

Board Members contribute a significant amount of time and effort to keep the team functioning and improving. The Treasurer, Membership, Communications and Secretary and Graphic Artist receive a 50% discount on dues for the considerable time and effort they provide to BWAQ. The newsletter editor also receives a 50% reduction in dues each month for the month following a published newsletter. If no newsletter is published, dues will be full price. Discounted dues for the Treasurer, Membership, Communications and Secretary board members are used as an incentive to encourage qualified candidates to run for Board positions. If you are interested in being on the Blue Wave Aquatics Board, you are encouraged to attend board meetings and to let your interest be know to any Board Member or the Nominating Committee which convenes in October to identify candidates for the following year.

Privacy Policy

All payment information is confidential and is maintained on a secure network. Your name is provided to our team sponsor, Northwest Tri and Bike, for the purpose of obtaining your team discounts. We do not otherwise share or distribute member information.